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There are 6 ways to get from Guangzhou to Shantou by train, bus, car, subway or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, bus  •  5h 8m

  1. Take the train from Guangzhou South to Chaoshan Guangzhou-Chaoshan / ...
  2. Take the bus from Chaoshan Station to Golden Gulf Hotel Express Bus East Line 2

$27 - $40

Cheapest option

Bus  •  7h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Guangzhou East to Guangdong Shantou

$19 - $21

4 alternative options

Drive  •  4h 34m

  1. Drive from Guangzhou to Shantou 276 miles

$35 - $60

Line 6 subway, fly to Shantou  •  4h 46m

  1. Take the line 6 subway from Yide Lu to Yantang
  2. Fly from Guangzhou Baiyun (CAN) to Shantou (SWA) CAN - SWA

$39 - $558

Fly to Meixian, bus  •  7h 42m

  1. Fly from Guangzhou Baiyun (CAN) to Meixian (MXZ) CAN - MXZ
  2. Take the bus from Meizhou Jiangnan bus station to Jieyang Chaoshan Airport
  3. Take the bus from Jieyang Chaoshan Airport to Shantou Zhonglv Bus Terminal

$75 - $625

Line 6 subway, fly to Xiamen, line 1 subway, train, bus  •  6h 42m

  1. Take the line 6 subway from Yide Lu to Yantang
  2. Fly from Guangzhou Baiyun (CAN) to Xiamen (XMN) CAN - XMN
  3. Take the line 1 subway from Gaoqi to Xiamen North station
  4. Take the train from Xiamen North Station to Chaoshan
  5. Take the bus from Chaoshan Station to Golden Gulf Hotel

$89 - $245

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Guangzhou to Shantou is to bus which costs ¥130 - ¥150 and takes 7h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Guangzhou to Shantou is to drive which costs ¥270 - ¥400 and takes 4h 34m.

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The distance between Guangzhou and Shantou is 355 km. The road distance is 441.6 km.

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The best way to get from Guangzhou to Shantou without a car is to train and bus which takes 5h 8m and costs ¥180 - ¥290.

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It takes approximately 5h 8m to get from Guangzhou to Shantou, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Guangzhou Baiyun Airport to Shantou Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 5m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Guangzhou to Shantou is 442 km. It takes approximately 4h 34m to drive from Guangzhou to Shantou.

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China Southern Airlines offers flights from Guangzhou Baiyun Airport to Shantou Airport.

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There are 50+ hotels available in Shantou. Prices start at $22 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Guangzhou to Shantou.
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  • Distance: 221.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 8m

What companies run services between Guangzhou, China and Shantou, China?

China Bus Guide operates a bus from Guangzhou to Shantou hourly. Tickets cost $19 and the journey takes 6h 30m.

Airlines
China Southern Airlines
Website
csair.com
Flights from Guangzhou Baiyun to Shantou
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $1,100
Flights from Guangzhou Baiyun to Meixian
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $800
Flights from Guangzhou Baiyun to Xiamen
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Xiamen Airlines
Website
xiamenair.com
Flights from Guangzhou Baiyun to Shantou
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $1,100
Flights from Guangzhou Baiyun to Meixian
Ave. Duration
55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $800
Flights from Guangzhou Baiyun to Xiamen
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Shandong Airlines
Website
shandongair.com.cn
Flights from Guangzhou Baiyun to Xiamen
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $1,400
Train operators
China Railways G-Class
Train from Guangzhou South to Chaoshan
Ave. Duration
2h 31m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$30 - $36
1st Class Seat
$45 - $55
Business Class Seat
$95 - $120
Train from Xiamen North Station to Chaoshan Station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $22
Schedules at
trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$18 - $22
1st Class Seat
$29 - $33
Business Class Seat
$55 - $70
Xiamen Metro
Website
xmgdjt.net
Subway from Gaoqi to Xiamen North station
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
xmgdjt.net
China Railways D-Class
Website
chinahighlights.com
Train from Xiamen North Station to Chaoshan
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $15
Schedules at
trip.com
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trip.com
2nd Class Seat
$11 - $15
1st Class Seat
$12 - $19
Bus operators
Travel China Guide
Phone
(+86)29 85236688
Website
travelchinaguide.com
Bus from Chaoshan Station to Golden Gulf Hotel
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
travelchinaguide.com
China Bus Guide
Website
chinabusguide.com
Bus from Guangzhou East to Guangdong Shantou
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19
Schedules at
chinabusguide.com
Airport Express Line
Website
cs-airport.com
Bus from Meizhou Jiangnan bus station to Jieyang Chaoshan Airport
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
cs-airport.com
Bus from Jieyang Chaoshan Airport to Shantou Zhonglv Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4
Schedules at
cs-airport.com

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